Police release picture of Tulsa bank robbery car
BY NICOLE MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Thursday, October 01, 2009
10/01/09 at 11:15 AM
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Police released a picture Thursday of the car used by a bank robber to flee the scene of a heist earlier this week.
The robbery of the MidFirst Bank at 4215 S. Peoria Ave. shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, was the 22nd robbery of a Tulsa financial institution this year.
Witnesses told police that the robber had stood in line behind a customer for about 30 seconds, Sgt. Dave Walker said Monday. He became impatient and left and then returned after the customer left, Walker said.
The robber reportedly handed a teller a note demanding $100 bills, $50 bills and $20 bills. As he did this, she saw that he had a gun tucked in his waistband, the teller told police. She gave him some cash, which he placed in his pants pocket and fled, Walker said.
The robber was described as white, in his 30s, about 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and 160 to 170 pounds. He was wearing a camouflage green baseball cap that was pulled down over his eyes, sunglasses, a gray hooded sweatshirt that zips in the front, a white T-shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. He was described as clean-shaven.
Surveillance tapes have been reviewed and show that the bandit got into a late 1990s Mercury Cougar that is purple or plum in color. The car was parked at the KFC restaurant that is near the bank, Walker said.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 596-COPS, send a text message to police or submit an online tip at tulsaworld.com/crimestoppers.
The Crime Commission offers rewards for information leading to arrests, and tipsters can remain anonymous.
Tips can also be reported to the robbery tip line at 527-0085, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or the FBI at 664-6000.
Surveillance tapes have been reviewed and show that the bandit got into a late 1990s Mercury Cougar that is purple or plum in color.